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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1 909
What is Best for Maui
Is Bfist for the News
Porto Rican Killed by Falling
A Christmns tragedy occurred dur
ing tho I'arly morning of Hit 2.rth in
the Opaipilau gulch in Kaupakalua.
Felipe Monte, a Porto Pioan ahout
45 years of age, accompanied by two
friends and fellow-countrymen while
attempting to cross a foot-bridge
slipped and fell into the water below.
This" bridge was made of two pieces
of four by four placed side by side
and was very slippery owing to con
The stream itself, swollen by the
recent downpour, was a raging tor
rent which carried the body of Fe
lipe a quarter of a mile downward
near to the government road leading
What really caused Monte's death
was the crushing of his skull on the
rocks upon which he fell in the bed
of tho stream. In falling he pulled
one of his friends into the water
with him but the man fortunately
escaped with only a few bruises.
The three men were returning
from a Christmas eve celebration iii
Ulumalu where owing to the storm
they were detained overnight. Stor
ies differ as to their destination
one is that they were returning to
their homes in Kaupakalua and the
other that they intended to attend
services at the little Catholic church
which was near the scene of the ac
cident. Monto owned a small farm at
Kaupakaivja and leaves a widow in
The coroner's jury investigated
tho case and, rendered a verdict of
accidental death on tho facts shown.
On the 24th the Maui Telephone
Co. declared a 'Christmas'dividend'
of four per cent.
At tho Christmas service held at
tho Makawao Union Churcli last
Sunday, the 27th, the music was
unusually fine and the pulpit decor
atioiic: consisting chiefly of poinsct
tias were most elaborate.
Akana Liilii is managing the Ah
Mi ranch in Kamaole recently pur
chased by A. F. Tavaros.
The total property and income tax
for Makawao district, collected for
190S is 878.330.47, which is some
what larger than in former years.
Lieutenant Commander Moses of
the U. S. Lighthouse Department
visited Paiiwela on Wednesday look
in for a site for a lighthouse on the
coftst there. Maui will soon have
two additional lights, one at Kahu
lui and the other at Pauwela.
Weather: Much rain in Maka
wao hut nothing but a kona will
reach tho Kula-Ulupalakua country.
THE FIRST NATIONAL
Chns. M. Cooke, President
D. H, Case, 2nd Vice-President
C. I). Lufkin, Cashier
CONDBNSliD STATEMENT TO COMPTROLLER
lit the close of business, May 14th, 190S
Loans and Discounts -...,.$127,787.14
United States Ponds 16,500.00
Premium on U. S. fronds 450,00
Other Ponds (quickly convert) 51,800.00
Cash nud Due from llanks 50,720.71
Hanking House, Purniture.etc 7,287.32
Due from U. S. Treasury..,..,. 825.00
TRRRITORV OP HAWAII,
COU.NTV Ol' MAUI,
I, C. D. Lufkin, Cashier of the nl)ove named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
C. D. LUl'KIN, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of May, 1908.
HUGH M. COKK; Notary Public Sec. Jud. Circuit
Receive The Appointment.
1 hough definite action lias not
yet been taken from Washington,
through private cable advices re
ceived in this city it is known that
Judge Kepoikai, of the Maui Cir
cuit Cour, will leave his position
within' the next few days. It is be
lieved that he will be succeeded by
Judge Kingsbury of this city.
When asked for a statement this
morning Acting Governor Mott-
Sinith refused to either alllnn or
deny the repoit lie had nothing
to. say on tho subject.
Tho resignation of Judge Kepoi
kni was by no means voluntary.
When Governor Frear left for Wa
shington in November be carried
with him the Maui jurists's resig
nation, which was to be handed
in to the Department of Justice in
case the charges against Kepoikai
were found to be serious enough
to force action. The decison to
accept his resignation was made
sometime ago, in fact shortly after
the arrival of Governor Fiear in
Washington, but delayed on nc
count of the $35,000 damage suit of
(Jarl Waldeyer against the Waihiku
Sugar Company, which has been
before the Circuit Court in Wai
luku since November 20.
It was feared that, if the fact
that the resignation had been ac
cepted was make known, it might
inlluence the case in one way or
the other, so everything has been
held in abeyance. Tho Wuldeyer
suit went to the jury Wednesday
night and tho vedict for the defen
dant was brought in after three
hours deliberation. This was ca
bled immediately to Washington
It is generally understood, and
on the best of authority, that
Judge Selden B. Kingsbury will be
appointed to fill tiie vacancy.
Many have suggested tho name of
Dan Case, formerly county attor
ney of Maui, but on account of the
prominent part which he took in the
tight against Kepoikai, being beat
en peveral times, but now at last
winning out, it is doubtful if the
offer would bo made to him, or if
he would accept, under the circum
stances. The charge which brought Ke
poikai to his downfall was one
which involved the borrowing of
money from an estate while it was
in tho custody of the court. It was
alleged and proven beyond reason
able doubt that Judge Kepoikai
obtained a loan from the estate of
a dead Japanese of $1000, giving
his personal note, unendorsed and
unsecured, for the same. Photo
graphic copies of the note wore ob
tained as additional proof and the
BANK OF WAILUKU
W. T. Robinson, ist Vice-President
K. A. Wndsworth, Director
A. Aalbcrg, Auditor
Capital Stock $ 35,000.00
Surplus and Profits 22,501,67
Social Doings of Towns
A very pleasant evening was on
joyed at Parish hall on Saturday,
Dec. 20, tho occasion being tho Pov.
Leopold Kroll's birthday. Quito a
number of his congregation gave a
Last Saturdav Mrs. MacDonald
of Lahainaluna gave a lawn tennis
party and afternoon tea to Princi
pal Law, Miss Law, Miss Purn-
hain, Miss Burt, and Messrs. Bo
bcrts, Wilson and Paschall.
Miss Burnham, who has boon vi
siting her parents at, Lahaina, re
turned to Honolulu on Tuesday
Mrs. Pint, Miss Burt and Miss
Law returned to Honolulu Friday
Mr. Kishart, a teacher of Kame-
liameha schools, who was taken
sick a few days ago in Lahaina, is
up again and speaks in high terms
of tho kindness shown him during
his illness by Mr. and Mrs. Mao
Donald. A very entertaining little play.
''Santa Claus's First Visit to Jap
an" was repeated at Parish hall on
The teachers of Lahaina district
speak in praise of the hospitality
shown them by citizens of Wailuku
wliilo attending tho convention on
tho eighteenth. The hotels being
crowded they were invited to
testimony in the matter was for
warded to Washington some five
It was thought that immediate
action would bo taken but up to
this time it has beon impossible Ho
learn a single thing from Governor
Frear, Secretary Garfield, or the
Department of Justice in regard to
the matter which could be used for
When Governor Frear left for
Washington he promised to look
into the matter but gave no ink
ling of what might bo done,
For the past two weeks, however,
tho acceptance of tho resignation
has been only awaiting the com
pletion of tho "Waldeyor suit.
Judgo Kopoikai's resignation is
regretable because of porsonal qua
lities that made him a very much
jiked representative Hawaiian. A
mong visitors such as the company
of Congressmen who camo hero at
the invitation of Delegate Kuhio,
ho was greatly admired and liked
and similarly on tho Mainland
convention visit he made the finest
of impressions. But it is impossi
ble to hco how tho Department of
Justice codld do other than sovore-
ly disapprovo his borrowing 81000
from an estate in .probate before
him, on an unsecured note. It is
to be honed that the lesson of the
consequence of such a transaction
will not bo lost, Hawaii has a
painful list of events showing need
of learning such a lesson. Hawa
An Old Portuguese Resident Dies.
Manuel Perreira, a Portuguese re
sident, employed in Kalnilui as a night
watchman, was found dead early in' the
morning, December 26, 190S. The body
was found about 100 feet from Kobaya
shi's gallery. He had been drinking
heavily the nit'lit before and was last
seen alive about 9 o'clock j. m, of the
evening before. Manuel Perreira is a
man of about 65 years of aue and leaves
a grown sou and daughter. Cause of
death diagnosed as heart failure.
Was Promoter of Hawaiian
Clans Spreckels died in his San
Francisco home at 4:30 o'clock, Do
comber 2G, 190S. The cause of
death was acute pneumonia.
The late Colonel Spreckels, as ho
was fondly known, leaves surviving
a wife, a daughter, and four sons.
As the leading promoter of tho Ha
waiian sugar industry and identified
with the commercial interests of Ho
nolulu for many years his death will
bo profoundly regretted by the entire
community of these islands.
Clans Spreckels was born at Lani-
stedt, Hanover, Germany, in 1S2S,
so that he would have been eighty
years of -age at his death. He came
to the United States in 1840, sixty
two years ago, and was employed at
Charleston, South Carolina, and
New York. In 1S5(5. when twentv-
lght years of age, he went to San
Francisco, where he conducted a
grocery store and later a brewery.
He established the Pay Sugar Refin
ery in 1S03, procuring raw material
from Hawaii. Mr. Spreckels invent
ed new refining processes and hi
continued in the refining business
until his retirement from 'all active
affairs several years ago. In 1S8!) he
erected a refinery in Philadelphia in
opposition to the trust in its eastern
field but later sold it to that organ
ization. The same year his indivi
dual profits from Hawaiian sugar
plantations in which ho" was inter
ested amounted to one million dol
Coining to Honolulu as a visitor
alxnit the year 1875. Mr. Spreckels
took an interest in the sugar capa
bilities of these islands. Soon after
ward he started the Hawaiian Com
mercial and Sugar Company in IS7S
bringing down Herman Schussler, a
leading civil engineer, to plan the
great Spreckels ditch that to this
day is carrying water seventy or
eighty miles to fructify sugar cane
holds. In 187!) Mr. Snreekels enter
al partnership with W. G. Irwin
under the name and style of W. G.
Irwin it Co. The partnership was
dissolved in 181)0, when the firm be
came incorporated. Altogether in
this connection Mr. Spreckels finan
ced seven or eight plantations in the
Hawaiian Islands, most of which
ire among the most prosperous at
this day. W. M. Giffanl, the vice-
president and manager of W. G.
Irwin it Co., Ltd., was bookkeeper
for Mr. Irwin when Mr. Snreekels
became- a partner in the business.
For his Maui enterprises Mr.
Spreckels acquired a largo area of
land from Princess Ruth, besides
vast leaseholds of crown lands.
In tho early eighties Mr. Spreckels
erected a mansion at Punahou for a
residence on his periodical visits to
Honolulu. Until discounted bv
other palatial homes of Honolulu in
tho annexation boom times it was
tho grandest habitation bai-riim
those of royalty in Honolulu and
its cupola amid palm groves one of
the sights first-indicated to the in
coming traveler. Hudolph, the
youngest son, referred to this home
of part of his boyhood days in the
address he delivered Ix-fore the Com
mercial Club last week.
With his largo concerns here Mr.
Spreckels for some years took an
active interest in the jolitics of the
Hawaiian monarchy. Often he was
the power behind tho throne in tho
making and unmaking of ministries.
1' roin his positive temperament he
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CLAIMS 200,000 VICTIMS.
Seventy Thousand Dead
ly uestroyed.-Corpses Choke
Strait of Messina,
(SPECIAL TO TIIE MAUI NEWS.)
Sugar !)0 dep. test 3.07 Pools 10s. 3d.
POME, December 31. Tin. Mi 11 farm if t. -I .j . . .
1 .1 i i.w ii ill ill III U USII 111 UOS lllP
death list at 200 000. Half the population of Eastern Sidy have b n
Killed or injured.
Beggio, a city of 50.000 inlinhiinnfa ..:i n 1. ,
1 1 1 , ,, , '
has boon totally destroyed.
1 he shocks continue at Messina.
POME, December 81. Latest rnnnrf U,...B ti .. xr..:.. . .
1 . .
population of 150.000 about 70.000
1 , '
dreil I prisoners were killed by tho
VmT. i . v T' ,"uslul1'isvful. An Italian cruiser took
ouu injured to Naples. At Montcolone a rainstorm adds 1
WASHINGTON, December 31.
Cross will send $50,000, balance
r-rancisco disaster, to Italy.
WASHINGTON, December 3l.-Cou,.t Von Pernstorff has prc
ntcd Ins credentials as German ambassador.
SAN FRANCISCO. December 31,-Kaufman defeated Parry in' a
ght last night. J
POANOKE. Deciiinber 31. Slxtv
,. , . ,
disaster in a local co lierv.
PAPIS, December 31. Tho
,, , ,, .
OastellaneB shall remain with the
HONOLULU. December Hi. Tl
, ... T .. . . ' 'rul UIPCIOSCH a scucmc
for protecting Iwilei during the visit of tho licet.
Fern has taken the oath as Mnr nf !T.,.,ni..i.. r-....
zee and Ihurston. republicans, hold
Johnnie ilson for road supervisor,
POME, December 30. It is
(arthquake will roach 100,000. . . " ,
Warships of all nations are luirrviinf t, tl.,. -m . . .
1 . ..,
danger of pestilence. In Medina
the wounded and ilecini: are most
neney. me American consul, and his wife arc killed.
Lighthouses on the coast are none. Tlmr.. ........ ..'..... ,
hunger. 1 ho earthquake happened
r.uns have perished.
HONOLULU, December 30.
ided for Fern.
The army is driving tunnels
put 111 supports for two twolvo-ineh
i'lvar has cabled a favorable
get a 8150,000 building.
SAN FPANCISCO, December
eaves a life interest to tho widow.
. ,11..,,, .
is to be divided between Pudolph,
Am.net m,1 P...1..I..I.
......i-t ...... ,iu,iwi,N aio executors
Abe Puef has beon sentenced to
LONDON, December 30. The
nn. Onannel steamer sorvii'n niwl
, , -c.' M"'"' "mi ii'iepuuno commu
SAN FPANCISCO, December
, 11 , . . J ' iuhiuvuii i resi
dent Hoyle of the Board of Education.
A proclamation has been issued
tho earthquake sufferers in Italy.
POME, Decomber 21). A great
three provinces. South-western Italy is devastated. The shock cent
ered in Sicily and Catania and Messina are partly destroyed. A tidal
wave followed tho shock and parts of the city of Catania are inun
dated. Tho streets of Messin a are envnrnd witl. l.lni 1 1 .1
. . " "'" 1 mm wasnea up
by tho tidal disturbance. Telegraphic commnnintin., .;ti, as:i... :.
destroyed. Keports sent out stato
in 1905. Fivo hundred boats and
steamer Piedmont with 500 wounded
sum. seven steamers and thrco battleships with 18000 soldiers have
been sent to tho scene of the disaster. Fires have bml-nn t
theives have begun looting.
Catania on the island of Sicily
tauts. It is near tho foot of Mt. Act
ed by destructive earthquakes. Messina, also on Sicily, is an important
soaport and had a population of 149,823 in 1901.
HONOLULU, December 29.
ed of Lob . bh.ng e and M,ss
the late Mrs. Campbell-Parker.
The Kohiila Ditch bonds are all
has been refunded.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. December
lior husband for divorce.
SAN FPANCISCO, December 29. A warrant has been issued for
tho arrest of II. E. Picker for defrauding automobile drivers,
in Messina.-.-Reggio Total
' 'n"1 '""en annul oi MOSSIlia.
v . .. , n 1.11,11. in .lienttllin Olll OI Jl
hnvn ,,.. mi..., .
luiivu, iiiiiiuiecn nun-
fall of tho prison. Corpses choke the
Tl.n N.,t;. a:..... , ,
from the fund 'raised frt, .,..
j " hi. in us a rcsim 01 a
court hn r.iin,i , 1 i. i .
....v. 1,, .11 lllu ennuren or
over in Fbrn's administration.
C. L. Phodes for Secretary to-the
esliniiitofl u., ,i,....i. ..
1 iioro is great
the ruins are falling. The ones of
at 5:30 a. ,. All of tho priests and
' " m,,m uc"
into Dinmnml Un... ....... ,r.-i,
interview with CarneHo. U'
30. Tin- will of Clans SnrnMrol-
After h..r .l,...ti. .1 :.i
" " esiaio
August and Mrs. Ferris, a daiiLditcr
... . . ' """b"11-'-
14 years in San Quontin.
kincdom is in ilm .. .1:.
bv Tnvlnr nii;,, tn t 1. r.
earthntmkn f..lt ,.t....i..
that the loss of life is m-rtor M,.,
several Inr.mr r,.
persons has arrived from Mob-
is a citv of about 147 nnn si,u:.
III! It Mil line lu.nn n..nA1..1l .
Muriel Campbell, third daughter of
snld .1.1,1 tj, n 1. .1-1.4.
2!). r. Allirnu foPI